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  Column of the Goths
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      Column of the Goths
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  • Column of the Goths - Istanbul
      Column of the Goths
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The Column of the Goths is an 18.5 meter high free-standing Proconnesian marble pillar surmounted with a Corinthian capital dating to Roman times in Gülhane Park close to the Forth Courtyard.
The name of this monument derives from a Latin inscription at its base, commemorating a Roman victory over the invading Goths: FORTUNAE REDUCI OB DEVICTUS GOTHOS, which has been shown to have replaced an earlier Latin inscription.
At any rate, it represents the oldest monument of the Roman era, preceding the foundation of Constantinople, still extant in the city.

Address: Sultanahmet
Phone: +90 212 512 0480
Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goths_Column

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  • Written May 9, 2009
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